As a service to your customers, please note the following vehicles that have been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by their manufacturers.
Note that these recalls apply only to items that could affect vehicle occupancy safety. Items listed under separate manufacturer technical service bulletins are not always covered by warranty.
2012-2013 Hyundai Azera
Hyundai Motor Company is recalling certain vehicles manufactured May 22, 2102, through November 23, 2012. The occupant detection system may fail to properly differentiate whether the front passenger occupant is an adult, a child or a child restraint seat.
If the occupant is incorrectly classified, in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the airbag may deploy with greater or lesser force than appropriate, resulting in an increased risk of injury.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the airbag system. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
2011-2103 Chrysler 200, Sebring; 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger; 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro; 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty
Chrysler is recalling certain vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; certain Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013; certain Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and certain Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012.
Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear-impact collision. In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints, their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge.
2013 Chrysler Town and Country; 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan; 2013 Ram C/V Tradesman
Chrysler is recalling certain vehicles manufactured May 10, 2012, through June 7, 2013. A software error may result in the opposite side airbags deploying from the collision point (a left-side impact would deploy the right-side airbags and vice versa). In the event of a crash, the wrong side airbags could deploy, leaving the occupant with no airbag protection at the point of impact, increasing the risk of injury.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the occupant restraint control module, free of charge.
2011-2013 Amerivan Toyota Sienna
Eldorado National-Kansas (ENK) is recalling certain vans manufactured February 17, 2011, through June 25, 2013. The fuel filler neck may contact the left rear shock absorber. This could damage the fuel filler neck.
If the shock makes contact with the fuel filler neck, it could damage the neck allowing it to leak gasoline vapors and result in a fire or explosion causing personal injury.
ENK will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the shock absorbers and add a spacer, free of charge.
2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus; 2013 Lincoln MKS
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain vehicles manufactured November 29, 2012, through December 12, 2012. In the affected vehicles, with sufficient door openings and closings, the child safety locks may change from an activated position to a deactivated position without notice.